On September 1, 2016, Lat Krabang Wildlife Checkpoint worked with Ivory Control Sub-Division Officials, Division of Wild Flora and Fauna (Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation), and Royal Thai Police Ivory Suppression Operation Division in inspecting ivory stores in Ratchathewi district and Nong Khaem district in Bangkok. No violations were found while 1 store expressed intent to cease operation in ivory trades.
On August 30, 2016, Thai officials from Ivory Control Sub-Division , Division of Wild Fauna and Flora (Department of National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation: DNP) inspected the following ivory stores; Baan Thai Gems Co.,Ltd. located in Dusit District, Daeng Uthai Thani store in Klong Thom Market, and Seak Kee store on Chareonkrung road.
On 27 – 28 August, 2016, continued efforts were made by Division of Wild Flora and Fauna, Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in campaigning in Chatuchak Market against the illegal wildlife trade, especially illegal ivory trade. Officials encouraged foreign tourists who visited the market to adopt a stance against dealing in ivory and ivory-related products.
KLIA Customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim showing African elephant tusks during a press conference after Customs foiled an attempt to smuggle a ton of ivory worth more than RM10 million at KLIA, Sepang, Aug 1, 2016.